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BMI Celebrates Its Songwriters at the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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From News, posted 6.20.18. Several legendary BMI affiliates were honored at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 49th Annual Induction & Awards Gala, held June 14 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. This year saw the prestigious induction of BMI songwriters Bill Anderson, Steve Dorff, Allee Willis and Robert “Kool” Bell, George… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 Tony Award Winners

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From News, posted 6.11.18. The Band’s Visit swept the Tony Awards last night, winning an astounding 10 Tonys, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Orchestrations. Congratulations to all who are a part of this incredible production. Nice work! Below are the talented music creators who took home prestigious honors: Best Original Score: Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 Drama Desk Award Winners

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From News, posted 6.04.18. BMI applauds its affiliates Yolanda Adams, Jonathan Coulton, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend and They Might Be Giants for their work on SpongeBob SquarePants, which took home the prestigious Drama Desk award for Outstanding Musical last night at Town Hall in Manhattan. This year’s Drama Desk awards considered shows that opened… Read more...


What Are The Key Elements of a Successful Musical Theatre Piece?

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From The Weekly, posted 5.15.18. Each month, different members of BMI’s Creative team give their feedback on burning questions asked by our songwriters and composers. This time, we asked Patrick Cook, BMI’s Director of Musical Theatre and Jazz: The most important element in a musical is that everyone is writing the… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 Tony Nominees

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From News, posted 5.01.18. The 2018 Tony nods are out and several BMI affiliates are poised to win big. The prestigious awards will be presented Sunday, June 10, at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Catch it live at 8:00 Eastern/7:00 Central on CBS. Here are the BMI nominees. Congratulations and good luck to… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Oscar Winners Alexandre Desplat, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

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From News, posted 3.05.18. BMI congratulates Alexandre Desplat on winning his second Best Original Score Oscar, this year for his score for The Shape of Water. The coveted award adds to the Golden Globe and BAFTA trophies that Desplat took home earlier this year for the same score. Desplat, who has been nominated a… Read more...


Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Members to Delight Audiences With Performances at “Smoker”

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From News, posted 2.26.18. The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop will proudly present its winter “Smoker” on Thursday, March 8, at 5:00 PM at BMI’s NYC office (7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St. 30th Floor). The highly-anticipated event, which is FREE and open to the public with a required reservation, will showcase… Read more...


Talking Olaf, Books and Other Musical Theatre Inspirations With Kate Anderson and Elyssa Samsel

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.15.18. Great songwriting duos – think Lennon/McCartney, Goffin/King, Bacharach/David, or Leiber/Stoller – are extremely rare. Anyone who’s tried to write a song with another person can attest that chemistry is one thing you can’t force – you just hope to be fortunate enough to find it. But for musical theater writing… Read more...


BMI Affiliate Adrienne Danrich Debuts ‘Love & Trouble: Five Personas ~ One Voice’ in NYC

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From News, posted 2.12.18. Emmy-winning soprano Adrienne Danrich has performed leading operatic roles around the world, including Aida and Madame Butterfly, and this year she will be heard at the Cincinnati and Metropolitan Operas, as well as the Lyric Opera of Chicago. In addition to being a classically trained singer, the talented BMI affiliate… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 11.28.17. BMI is very proud to congratulate our many talented affiliates on their prestigious GRAMMY nominations, which were announced this morning by the Recording Academy. The 60th GRAMMY Awards, to be held in Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28, 2018, will salute a wide array of… Read more...